Aquaculture investment

Queensland has many opportunities for aquaculture investment.

Over the past decade aquaculture has been Queensland's fastest growing primary industry and it continues to show significant potential for expansion, particularly in regional areas.

While global production of wild catch seafood is not expected to increase, the demand for seafood continues to rise with the increase in world population and wealth. Aquaculture production is expected to help meet the increasing demand for seafood.

Major aquaculture sectors

The prawn farming sector is the largest aquaculture sector in Queensland, accounting for more than 65% of aquaculture production. The barramundi sector comes in second at 24%. Other major farmed species include silver and jade perch, Murray cod and redclaw crayfish.